CMS offers CED coverage for sleeve gastrectomy for obesity

McCarty, Mark
April 2012
Medical Device Daily;4/13/2012, Vol. 16 Issue 72, p1
The article reports on the clinical trial coverage proposed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a different approach to bariatric surgery than has been reimbursed up to now. Under the proposal, CMS will cover laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for patients with body mass indices (BMI) of at least 35 kilograms per square meter only in randomized controlled trials. It describes the sleeve gastrectomy procedure.


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